Untitled (Questions 3) (P1)
Pioneering conceptual artist Barbara Kruger makes timeless works, often text-based, addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, and sexuality. Leading the path from the fair tent to the backlot, Kruger’s Untitled (Questions 3), 2019, comprises 20 different stickers adhered to the path from the fair tent to the backlot prompting visitors to contemplate philosophical and ethical issues. Questions range from “Who will write the history of tears?” and “Are there animals in heaven?” to “Who salutes longest?” “Is there life without pain?” and “Who buys the con?”.
Barbara Kruger (b. 1945, Newark, NJ) lives in Los Angeles and New York. Recent solo exhibitions and projects have been presented at LA><ART, Los Angeles; the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Sprüth Magers Berlin (all 2018); The Box at Wexner Center for the Arts; Metro Bellas Artes, Mexico City; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C; and the High Line, New York (all 2017). Her work has been included in numerous group shows recently including Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art, South London Gallery; Believe, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto; This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich & Many Other Artists, ICA Los Angeles and Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; and Unspeakable: Atlas, Kruger, Walker: Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (all 2018).
Barbara Kruger’s project, Untitled (Questions 3), will also be presented at several non-profit art spaces around Los Angeles: